Monday, June 19, 2006

NSA Surveillance and Planned Terrorist Attack

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal.), a member of the Intelligence Committee, appeared Sunday morning on CNN's Late Edition.

... [Host Wolf] Blitzer opened by quoting a TIME mag story about the subway cyanide attack called off by Ayman al-Zawahiri. Roberts said that he couldn't say anything, he had been briefed "on these kinds of threats," and that the terrorist surveillance program worked.

Blitzer then tried to get something from Di Fi [Feinstein], saying that two former intelligence officials had confirmed the plot to CNN. Feinstein did not budget [sic], saying that the terrorist surveillance program "is an important tool."

The strong suggestion by Roberts and apparent confirmation by Feinstein is that the NSA surveillance program, which has been heavily criticized by Democrats, helped to stop Al Qaeda's planned poison-gas attack on the New York subway system.

The NSA surveillance program works to increase our security in the U.S. Why would any sane and reasonable person, regardless of political affiliation, want to stop a program that saves American lives?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

get a warrant and then there is no problem

6/19/2006 06:53:00 PM  

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